As a replacement for the ICE-powered Stinger, which was manufactured between 2017 and 2023, Kia is developing a completely new electric sedan known as the GT1 (codename).
The GT1 will be Kia’s first electric vehicle to be equipped with the next-generation EV-only platform (known as “eM”) following the E-GMP (used for the KIA EV6, EV9, Hyundai IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 and Genesis GV60) and to be premiered in Genesis GV90 in 2025.
According to information, the GT1 will also feature the largest ever battery used by the South Korean automaker— 113.2 kWh (compared to the 99.8 kWh battery pack of EV9). The GT1 is expected to achieve a range of up to 800 km on a single full charge. For the current largest battery, the Mercedes-Benz EQS (107.8kWh) can run up to 750 km according to the European World Standard Automotive Test Method (WLTP).
The Kia GT1 will have a maximum output of 450 kW (612 hp) thanks to the combination of a 200 kW front and a 250 kW rear motor, making it more powerful than the EV6 GT (which has a total output of 430 kW). The entry-level variant will have a single rear electric motor with 160 kW (218 hp) while the AWD model will add another 160 kW motor at the front to get 320 kW or 435 hp.
How the Kia GT1 will look like remains a mystery, however folks at NYMammoth have come up with an imaginary render of the anticipated electric sedan. The vehicle will likely break covers somewhere in 2025 and will be built at Kia’s Hwaseong Plant with sales expected to commence by 2026.
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